I settled on consistency to start with. I have a two large egg and mushroom/spinach omeletty thing for breakfast with a little dab of butter/coconut oil to grease the pan and give a different flavour. Lunch is salad stuff with either a tin of mackerel/salmon/herring or roast chicken thigh and now that I've lost weight I'll even have a piece of fruit for afters. Dinner is whatever my wife makes, although she now puts less potatoes on my plate than previously. We have a cooked lunch on Sundays and I will then not eat again until Monday morning as a little fast.
Originally Posted by JellyTart
I believe we NEED treats. Mine is a 25gm piece of 70% cocoa solid chocolate (Aldi) every evening, after lunch on Sundays, and wine at weekends and Wednesday evenings when I go round a friend's house.
I also decided to keep track of everything I ate and used two online calorie counters, one of which gave nutritional information so I could make sure I kept to a healthy intake of vitamins, minerals etc. I also decided to keep exercise to a minimum to start with so that I was less likely to get hungry and overeat. For three months I just used a rowing machine for HIT exercise twice or three times a week. In June I added strength training for a further ten or so minutes a week, total about 15. Nowadays I do bodyweight and some lifting plus sprinting (well going as fast as I can) to the tune of about 30 minutes a week, plus quite a bit of walking to town and carrying shopping home in a rucksack.
I can't afford a lot of the grass fed meat, organic vegetables etc that are recommended. I just do the best with what I've got at present. My eggs are free range from Aldi or Lidl and when I spot appropriate primal type bargain foods, I'll buy them.
Anyway, I hope you get as much from the lifestyle as I have.
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